NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Distinguished members of the entertainment community will come together on Tuesday, April 22nd in New York City to honor Quincy Jones with the prestigious ASCAP Pied Piper Award. Celebrating his 75th birthday, Quincy Jones -- composer, arranger, conductor, producer -- is one of the foremost exponents of American Music and its best ambassador worldwide. ASCAP President & Chairman Marilyn Bergman will host the invitation-only, all-star musical celebration.

WHAT:     ASCAP Pied Piper Award honoring Quincy Jones with performances
          by Ashford & Simpson, Patti Austin, Tony Bennett, James Ingram,
          Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, Siedah Garrett, Lesley Gore,
          Al Jarreau, Take 6, Tamia, James Moody, Clark Terry,
          Greg Phillinganes, and more.

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 22, 2008
          6:00 PM: Arrivals
          8:15 PM: Musical tribute to Quincy Jones

WHERE:    Nokia Theatre, Times Square
          1515 Broadway at W. 44th St.
          New York City


Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 315,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with over 90 music rights organizations such that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American Performing Rights Organization owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.